Report: ISIS leader Abu Omar al-Shishani captured alive in Iraq

Russian Tass News has reported that U.S. commandos have captured the notorious ISIS commander Abu Omar al-Shishani alive near Kirkuk, Iraq. However, these reports are yet to be verified or announced by U.S. officials.

This Georgian-born ISIS commander, known under the alias ‘Abu Omar the Chechen’, is a veteran of the 2008 Russo-Georgian War and has a $5 million bounty from the U.S. State Department for his capture or death.


Note that Rudaw reported a joint US and Kurdish commando raid yesterday as having taken place at Hawija which is near Kirkuk and captures were claimed however no details have emerged in the western press;  Kurdish & American Commandos Raid ISIS Base Near Hawija

This would be quite a catch if true which may explain the current silence.

h/t RM

  • Ho Hum

    He should not be allowed to live. He should be slowly tortured to death in the most painful and degrading way possible .

    • On live TV, broadcast world wide.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        Might I suggest Pay per View and audience voting?

        • Brett_McS

          Oil revenue is down. Could be a money spinner!

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            That would drag me back to network TV.

          • Maggat

            Not a hope here.


    I’d just ask Vlade, if he is willing to pay the $5 000,000 instead US, and let him
    decide what kind of punishment this low-life deserves. I’m sure, whatever it is,
    it would be far more appropriate than what 0bama would do, i.e. provide him
    with translator, public defender, and the whole nine yards. The whole leftist,
    “culturally sensitive” shebang, which frankly is just a ridiculous, outlandish

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  • whynot222

    Lock him in a cage and throw him in the pool.

  • Brett_McS

    Do the Russians do water-boarding?

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      An old adage that likely still applies.

      Q: What do you do if the Russians decide to torture you?
      A: Hope they screw up and accidentally kill you.

      • FIREBRED

        S#it happens, Comrade DbN.
        BTW – Are you Russian, perchance?
        There’s plenty of dbn’s there, lol!

        • Drunk_by_Noon

          Nope, mostly (maybe entirely) Irish heritage with grand parents that either came over from Nova Scotia, or were running away from famine in the old country.
          I’ve had a long term Russian girlfriend, picked up some of the language, and a few Russian friends along the way.
          Generally I like Russians, even if their thought process is occasionally inscrutable, and sometimes scary.
          They can either make good friends and nasty enemies, but are almost always interesting people.

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            simply too much to it, to even get started here.
            Lots of folks there did get wasted before noon, hence my inquiry,
            & yeah, as the people, they are usually friendly, but, G-d forbid,
            if they, in their drunken stupor find something objectionable
            about you…but you should know this, lol!
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    • I am hoping they allow the Kurds to interrogate him.

      I suspect whatever he has to offer has a limited shelf life, so they will drag it out of him in a hurry and try to take advantage of it if possible.

      Maybe they are hoping to keep ISIS guessing whether he’s spilling or dead and so won’t announce a thing until his value is diminished to Propaganda only.


      They do. Above the Arctic Circle. In the Murmansk Waterboarding Zavod #05.

  • Canadian

    When you get hold of something like this animal, you kill it right away!
    Obola will have it back on the job in no time.

  • Cat-astrophe

    The yanks just want to remove their high cost asset before the Iraqi’s capture or kill him. Right you say, Cat-astrophe, your nuts. But look, the guy came from Georgia, the same country the Russians invaded and the Americans rescued? Could he be working for CIA? Sure he could be. He was captured pretty easily. I mean, he’s alive isn’t he?
    I don’t buy the 5 million tag on his head. No they rescued their asset.

    • Maurice Miner

      Cat-astrophe, you’re nuts!

      • Cat-astrophe


    • bob e

      who knows ..

    • Minicapt

      He works for the CIA? Then so does Obambi. And Justine.


  • bob e

    i’m sure the ruskies would like to wring some info outta’ him .. after he gets his interview with the kurds .. eh

  • luna

    Hopefully it turns out to be a true story.

  • Maggat

    I’d say that he should be BBQ’d before obamba gets a chance to set him free.

  • Barrington Minge

    Why, oh why capture these retards alive?. What is the point? Putting them on trial is pointless. Throwing them in jail just creates opportunities for “release him or else” atrocities. Just put a bullet in his head (I was going to say brain!), toss him on a dung heap and go look for the next one.